Phoenix Fellows and Grantees

K. Michael Hartwick

2013 AMS Phoenix Fellowship
Co-sponsor Organization
The University of Ottawa
Research Theme

“Fostering Rapport & Ethical Therapeutic Relationships in Acute Care”

This multifaceted program of education, research and knowledge translation focuses on enabling healthcare providers to establish rapport and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and their families. Fellowship work included the completion of simulation research, mentorship of related projects and the development of partnerships with key provincial and national organizations, all of which have helped further the mission of advancing humane, compassionate, person-centered care.


  • The results have been submitted for publication and have also been presented nationally and internationally.
  • The knowledge and framework created during the fellowship have been adopted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons National ACES Program and now form part of the introductory curriculum for all Critical Care Residents in Canada.